After a month with the Canadian, The Fourth Period already sees Evgenii Dadonov transferred

After a month with the Canadian, The Fourth Period already sees Evgenii Dadonov transferred

It is no longer a secret, the Canadian’s payroll is too high (for a club in reconstruction).

Despite the departures of Shea Weber, Alexander Romanov and Jeff Petry in the last month, the salary situation remains very precarious.

Following the signing of Samuel Montembeault today, the Habs are just under $250,000 under the salary cap and Kirby Dach is yet to be signed.

Unsurprisingly, Kent Hughes is still looking to cut his payroll.

and according to what the fourth periodChristian Dvorak, Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov could be used as bargaining chips:

Forwards Christian Dvorak, Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov are players who could be on the verge of leaving and whose names are surfacing on the trade market. As teams look to address their offensive woes this summer, one of these players could fill another club’s need and give the Canadiens more salary-cap flexibility.

After being acquired in the Shea Weber trade, could Dadonov be traded without playing a single game in the blue white red?

When he was acquired a little over a month ago, Hughes mentioned that he liked the offensive side that the Golds didn’t love.in gentlemen could contribute to the team. He spoke of himself as a player who could help the Canadian in the short term.

So the GM went for empty talk? Yes and no.

At this point, Dadonov has no market value. Twice Vegas tried to trade it for a retired player’s big payday (or injured, you decide). The CH could not part with him without receiving another big salary in return, which is not the goal here.

But there is only one year left on the winger’s contract. If he gets off to a good start in Montreal, he certainly could be traded elsewhere for a draft pick. Plus, Hughes would then be able to keep half of his salary without a problem, making a potential trade easier.

For Hoffman’s part, these rumors are not new. Last June, The Fourth Period also mentioned that it was available.

But the Ontarian will be very difficult to trade this year. He will pocket $4.5 million through 2024 and his off-ice reputation, as well as his wife’s, is bad. Unless he bathes in the fountain of youth and has a great season, he likely won’t be traded until next year, just before his contract expires.

As for Dvorak, it’s a bit more complicated. In his case, the rumors are not new either. His profile could certainly interest a number of teams, especially in the West, but his departure would leave a huge void in Montreal’s center line.

Kirby Dach probably isn’t ready to pivot at the second row yet, and besides him, Suzuki and Dvorak, the centers are Jake Evans, Nate Schnarr, Mitchell Stephens and Anthony Richard.

In short, it would create a young center group without depth. Unless you’re looking for another line-pivot player like Pierre-Luc Dubois, it would be surprising if the former Coyotes player were about to leave this summer.

A lot of

– For those who want to hear Matheson tomorrow

“That would be a well deserved honor.

– Can’t wait to follow him for years to come.

– The Coyotes sign Cnnor Geekie.

– Could be very expensive to purchase.


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